Table 4: Purposes of using topical steroid on the face.

Purpose of topical steroid useNumber of patients (%)

Melasma25 (33%)
Fairness31 (41%)
Acne9 (12%)
Freckles (blemishes)5 (6%)
Actinic lichen planus2 (2%)
Nonspecific dermatosis3 (4%)